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Tumor Treatments

Tumor treatments in St. Louis

Description

Any treatment related to tumors - either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous), including cryotherapy, embolization, radioembolization, chemoembolization, radiofrequency ablation, uterine fibroid embolization and others. When a tumor is found, a piece of the tissue is removed and examined under a microscope. This is called a biopsy and will determine if the tumor is benign or malignant. Depending on the location of the tumor, the biopsy may be a simple procedure or a more serious operation. A CT scan, MRI scan or chest x-ray can determine the exact location of the tumor and how far it has spread. More recently, positron emission tomography (PET) scans have been used to find certain tumor types. Treatment varies based on type of tumor, whether it is cancer or not and the location of the tumor.

Imaging Areas

bone, brain, lungs, children, abdomen, head, neck and thyroid, kidney, pelvis, liver, uterus, fallopian tubes, ovary, spine

Typical Preparations




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